On Your Side: Chicken Recall

By: Jeff Anderson Email
By: Jeff Anderson Email

February 19, 2007

Another product you might have in your fridge is being recalled. This time it isn't peanut butter...it's chicken.

Columbia-based Carolina Culinary Foods is recalling more than 52,000 pounds of fully cooked chicken breast strips that it produces for Oscar Mayer.

That totals out to more than 100,000 packages...and they were distributed all over the country

The chicken is being called back because the US Department of Agriculture's Aood Safety and Inspection service says many of the packages may be contaminated with a disease called listeria.

Doctors say listeria has symptoms that are very similar to salmonella.

"Signs and symptoms are fever, body aches, nausea and diarrhea," Janis Coffin of the Medical College of Georgia told 12 On Your Side. "They can progress to the nervous system, where it can cause neck stiffness and that can lead to meningitis."

The recalled packages will have establishment number P-19676 on the USDA inspection label and will have a "use by" date that reads 19 April 2007.

If you have one of those packages, you can just take it back to the store you bought it from for a full refund.

If you have further questions about the recall, call Kraft at 1-800-871-7117.

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